The "Construction Job Centre" provides job profile and current wage information being paid for positions within the industry in order to assist employers, employees and job seekers who are considering a career change.
Visit the ITAC web site: (this site is an excellent resource) http://www.itabc.ca/ for detailed job profiles, what they do (duties), how much they make, how to get started, education & training requirements, certification, and where it can take you in the future.
|Architect job profile - click here for details.|
|Architecture is the art, science and business of building. An architect is trained and experienced not only in the design and construction of the built environment, but also in endeavours ranging from conceptual problem solving to project management.......|
|Carpenter job profile - click here for details.|
|Carpenters build and repair a vast array of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials. There are different specializations within the carpentry trade. |
- Rough Carpenters construct forms and assemble basic structures.
- Framing Carpenters erect and sheath the frame of houses and other buildings as well as install windows.
- Finishing Carpenters work on the final stages of construction, such as the installation of doors, moldings and stairs....
|Cement Mason job profile - click here for details.|
|A Cement Mason is a person who finishes all concrete on concrete construction, such as floors, walls, ceilings, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and all other general work associated with bricklaying.......|
|Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers |
|Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers-click here for details.|
|Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of various structures and infrastructures. |
Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing....
Electrical and electronics engineers design, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems....
Chemical engineers research, design and develop chemical processes and equipment....
|Crane Operators, job profile - click here for details.|
|There are three types of crane operator in B.C.: |
1.) Tower Crane Operator. Operates the tall cranes made of steel lattice work that are seen at high rise construction sites.
2.) Mobile Crane Operator (Construction Industry). Operates large cranes that have tracks or wheels and can move under their own power.
3.) Hydraulic Crane Operator. Operates telescoping cranes that are raised and lowered by hydraulic jacks. These are sometimes mobile but are more often mounted on trucks. This category includes boom truck operators and HIAB (a type of compact truck-mounted crane) operators....
|Drafting Technician-click here for details.|
|People in this occupational group work in government, architectural and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing industries, private sector design, surveying, mapping and computer software firms and other organizations....|
|Electrician job profile - click here for details|
|Electricians install and repair electrical wiring and related equipment in buildings. Because electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security and communications, electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity. They are employed by electrical contractors, maintenance departments of large institutions....|
|Electronics Technician |
|Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians click here for details...|
|Electronics engineering technologists and technicians design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, microelectronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks and computer software....|
|Elevator Mechanic |
|Elevator Mechanic job profile - click here for details.|
|Elevator constructors and mechanics build, install and repair elevators and escalators. These workers usually specialize in one of three areas in elevator construction and repair, although there is a lot of overlap and some workers will do all three....|
|Floor Covering Installers|
|Floor Covering Installer, job profile - click here for details.|
|Floor Covering Installers install, repair and replace finishing surfaces such as carpet, hardwood, laminate and cork flooring, linoleum, vinyl and other types of floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings....|
|Insulators (heat & frost)|
|Insulators, job profile - click here for details.|
|Insulators play an important role in modern construction and renovation. Heating and cooling make up the largest operating costs of most buildings, and energy conservation is now important consideration. Specialized forms of insulation can dramatically reduce heat loss and energy consumption. Insulation workers play an important role ....|
|Ironworker job profile - click here for details.|
|An Ironworker is a person who welds, burns, rivets, drills, fits and fabricates structural shapes and plates in the erection of structural steel for buildings and bridges. Duties include rigging, placing machinery and the detailing, placing and tying of reinforcing steel.|
Ironworkers build and repair structural ironwork for a variety of projects. Skyscrapers and bridges, sometimes called "high steel", as well as precast concrete are common projects for Ironworkers....
|Joiner-click here for more details.|
|A Joiner is a person who by manual and CAD layout or manual and CNC/CAM machines, assembles, installs and finishes articles that are fabricated with wood, plastic and other materials, and are intended to be used as architectural woodwork, millwork and furniture....|
|Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) |
|Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) job profile - click here for details.|
|A Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) is a person who installs, handles, erects and applies materials that are component parts in the construction of ceilings and walls.|
Lathers install support frameworks for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls and building partitions to prepare for the installation of interior drywall or plaster walls and ceilings. They also install curtain walls, perform acoustical installations, and install shielded walls...
|Plumber, job profile - click here for details|
|Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep our water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape and join pipes ....|
|Refrigeration Mechanic |
|Refrigeration Mech. job profile - click here for details.|
|A Refrigeration Mechanic is a person who fabricates, installs, alters, repairs/services any system used for cooling and/or heating (i.e., heat pumps) in closed systems that contain a refrigerant or a brine and thermoelectric cooling. This includes piping, controls and electrical work. These workers also connect rooftop units to gas and test and balance systems....|
|Roofer, job profile - click here for details|
|A Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer is a person who builds or lays insulation, vapour retarders, built-up or flat-deck roofs. They also lay covering on roof frames using unitized materials such as tile, slate, composite, wood, shakes and shingles and metal shingles. A Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer may also apply roof and deck waterproofing with modern plastic and rubberized coating materials...|
|Sheet Metal Worker |
|Sheet Metal Worker, job profile - click here for details.|
|Sheet Metal Workers assemble, install and service an extensive range of heating, air conditioning, roofing, restaurant, and hospital equipment. This includes such things as: ducts, pipes, gutters, cabinets, flashings ....|
|Sprinkler System Installer |
|Sprinkler System Installer, job profile - click here for details.|
|Sprinkler System Installers install and repair fire protection sprinkler systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work with piping, tubing, accessories and connections.
They test sprinkler and fire protection systems for leaks with air or liquid pressure. They may also install exterior fire protection services....
|Steamfitter and Pipefitter |
|Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters- click here for more details|
|Workers in this occupational group lay out pipe systems to distribute water, waste water, steam, chemicals and natural gas. These workers use plans to install their pipes properly, so they must read and interpret blueprints and project specifications....|
|Steamfitter and Pipefitter job profile - click here for details|
|A Steamfitter - Pipefitter is a person who installs, alters or repairs steam and hot water boilers and systems for the generation and conveyance of steam and hot water and process piping systems in industrial project or manufacturing plants.|
This work largely takes place in industrial sites, such as the oil and gas industry. They also undertake high-pressure piping work in water supply systems....
|Tilesetter, job profile click here for details.|
|揟ilesetter?means a person who prepares bases, including waterproof membranes, metal lath and fasteners, back-up materials pertaining to tile, mixing and use of cement motars. Applies a variety of tile including: vitreous, quarry, ceramic, terrazzo, quartzite, glass, ceramic veneer, granite, slate, brick pavers, thin bricks and marble to walls, floors and ceilings, fire places....|
|Tool and Die Maker |
|Tool and Die Maker, job profile - click here for details|
|Tool and die makers are the backbone of modern industrial manufacturing. Tool and die makers make and modify the large presses and lathes that form the production lines for most manufactured goods today....|